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TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon
 
 Greetings!

Your race day is only 4 days away! We are so excited that you will be coming to the triathlon on Sunday the 25th of July.  It will be a great experience and a ton of fun!

Please take note of this important informational email, especially the USAT Membership Application requirements in the section labeled "MANDATORY Packet Pickup and Check-In"

Always remember to "tri" is fun and possible for all, and winning is finishing what you start!

See you on Sunday!!!



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Race Location, Date and Parking:

Race Location: Clemens Crossing Pool in Hickory Ridge Village on Martin Road and Clemens Crossing Elementary School grounds in Columbia, Maryland

Race Date:  Sunday, July 25, 2010


Race Day Parking:  Parking is to take place in the adjacent 7th Day Adventist Chesapeake Conference Center at the corner of Martin Rd. and Quarterstaff Rd. Look for the signs. Note the lots are to the right driving in; parking behind the church is prohibited. Please respect the church's request. The church is letting us use the lot for the conference center only and in front of the church proper, where there are 15 slots but we cannot use the back lot where the school is as there will be church service on Sunday morning.
There is NO parking on the west side of Martin Rd. from Audubon to Quarterstaff Rd. and no parking on Quarterstaff Rd. where the bike portion of the event takes place. You may park on Martin Rd down past the Church entrance. Other side streets are open to use as you see fit. Please be respectful of the neighbors.

Directions to the School and Pool Site:
From RT 29, N/S in Howard County: Take exit 17, Seneca Drive/Shaker Drive. If coming from the North, go right at the end of the exit. At the Stop sign turn right onto Martin Rd. The school and race day parking is 1/4 mile down the street. If coming from the South, bear right after taking the exit, and at the Stop sign turn right onto the overpass bridge (Seneca Drive), down to the Stop sign. Go right onto Martin Rd., and proceed as above.



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MANDATORY Packet Pickup and Check-In

When: Friday, July 23, 2010, 2pm-7pm, and Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9am-3:30pm
Where: RoadRunner Sports
6630-C Marie Curie Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 290-2906

Parent/Guardian MUST accompany you to pick up your packet.  All pre-registered children must attend packet pickup in person (with a parent/guardian) due to insurance and safety purposes. At this time, you will be issued a unique wrist band which will be affixed and is to be worn through the end of the race on Sunday.

Each child participating in the Kidz Triathlon must be a USAT member, and each participant will be required to show proof of an annual USAT membership. It is recommended that you visit USAT's website and obtain a one-year youth membership prior to the race. Each parent must present a photo ID and their child's USAT membership card.

If you paid the additional $5.00 to cover the USAT youth membership along with the entry fee when you registered, the parent or guardian still needs to fill out and sign the USAT membership application at packet pickup. To expedite check-in, you may download the application here, complete it and bring it with you. Don't forget to keep a copy for your records. CTA will send payment to USAT for your membership if you included it in your entry. You will receive a membership card several weeks after the event.

If you did not pay for the Annual Youth membership with your registration fee, you will be required to do so at packet pickup.

If you paid CTA for the annual membership and have subsequently paid for and received a Youth Membership Card from USAT, please present it to the CTA representative at check-in who will gladly reimburse you the $5.00 at packet pickup.

Kids Tri Swimmers

Mandatory Race Talk:

When: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 4:30pm
Where: Clemens Crossing Elementary School -- hill between school fields and pool.
10320 Quarterstaff Road
Columbia, MD 21044   

This meeting will go over important race information and answer any questions you may have about the race. This meeting is mandatory.
 
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Pre Event Bike and Helmet Checks:

All entrants may bring in their bikes to Princeton Sports in Columbia, the Official Bike Support Team and receive a free safety check. All bikes must be in sound working order. Princeton Sports will also be at RoadRunner Sports during packet pickup on Friday and Saturday, and at bike racking on Sunday morning, to check bikes and helmets. All bike helmets must be CPSC approved (look inside the helmet if unsure). This is a USAT rule and insurance requirement. The head/brain is your most important possession, and it must be protected at all times while on the bike.

If you do not have an approved bike helmet your child will not be permitted to participate. No exceptions.

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Sunday -- The BIG Moment!

Sunday, July 25, 2010:
6:30am - 8:00am - Bike Racking
8:30am - Ages 13-15 start
8:45am - Ages 11-12 start
9:00am - Ages 9-10 start
9:15am - Ages 7-8 start
*Start times are approximate - Participants start in waves based upon their age.


Bike Racking and setting up your transition area will take place from 6:30-8:00am.  After that, the first wave of triathletes will enter the pool.  You will be given a colored swim cap when you pickup your packet and you must wear this on race day.  All the people in your wave will have the same cap color as you.

After you finish the swim, you will go into the transition area, put on your helmet, get your bike and walk/run out of transition.  Please wait to get on your bike until a volunteer tells you it's OK.  Be careful on the bike course, and always stay to your right hand side.  There will be people at the turns telling you which direction to go.  There are bike maps and bike directions posted on the website.

As you finish the bike, a volunteer will tell you when to get off (dismount) and you will walk/run your bike back into the transition area.  You will then run out of transition and complete the run course.

When you cross the finish line you will receive a custom finishers medal and hear the cheers of all the people who are so proud of you for completing the triathlon. Congratulations, you are a Winner!

Be sure to read all race instructions on our website carefully prior to race day.

Everyone at CTA is so excited that you are participating and we hope you have a great time!  See you soon!  



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